Camp de Mar

Camp de Mar
Island restaurant in Camp de Mar

Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Wildfires under control, but 1800 hectares have suffered so far...

There was good news as firefighters confirmed that the ecological and environmental disaster that has consumed 1,800 hectares of pine forest and woodland across the North West of the island, since an allegedly discarded barbecue started a fire in Andratx on Friday, was now 'under control'.

The blaze had roared its way westwards, past the villages of S’Arraco, Estellencs, and Banyalbufar, then inland towards the communities of Puigpunyent and Galatzo, devasting a large area. Cinders even fell as far as Soller and there were worries that the historic area of Valldemossa would become a victim.

Experts have suggested it could take many decades for the areas to recover, so parts of the Mallorca we have loved and cherish will not return to how we once knew them in our lifetimes.

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